With our roots in the vibrant Bowery, we draw inspiration from New York City's counterculture ethos. Now based in Greater Copenhagen, our avant-garde designs fuse influences from both locales, imbuing our creations with a timeless appeal.
Atelier Bowy C.D. is dedicated to crafting contemporary handmade rugs for residential and contract spaces, seamlessly blending tradition and innovation to produce designs of exceptional craftsmanship.
Calle Henzel, the visionary founder and creative force behind Henzel Studio, has dedicated almost three decades to translating his artistic talent as a painter and collage artist into the realm of luxury rug design. His innovative approach has propelled Henzel Studio to the forefront of the industry, solidifying its position as one of the most avant-garde brands in contemporary rug design. Now also serving as the Artistic Director at Atelier Bowy C.D., Calle Henzel's visionary creativity and extensive experience will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of ABCD's design ethos and collections, infusing them with his unique artistic vision.
Henzel's artistic process is characterized by an unwavering commitment to originality, constantly pushing the boundaries of traditional rug design through meticulous research and bold experimentation. His work defies conventional norms of subject matter, shape, finishes, and treatments, blurring the lines between art and design. With meticulous attention to detail and an uncompromising pursuit of excellence, Henzel has curated a portfolio of designs that captivate and inspire.
Through collaborations with luminaries in contemporary art such as Richard Prince, Nan Goldin, and Juergen Teller, Henzel has brought his distinctive artistic vision to esteemed venues worldwide, including MOCA, Katonah Museum of Art, The Goss-Michael Foundation and Rossana Orlandi Gallery.
Atelier Bowy C.D. collaborates closely with renowned architects and interior designers worldwide to fulfill the specific needs and desires of their clients for bespoke rugs in various settings, including luxury residences, hotels, yachts, and corporate environments. We offer tailored design solutions of the highest quality and precision, ensuring that each rug is crafted to perfection. Given that our rugs are handmade, we have the flexibility to customize any design to meet our clients' specifications regarding size, color, shape, materials, pile heights, and knot counts. Whether your project is small or large, our team of client advisors and designers is dedicated to providing personalized assistance every step of the way.
(ABCD) x Kalkeriet
As the exclusive gallery for (ABCD) in Scandinavia, Kalkeriet Contemporary, Greater Copenhagen, is delighted to showcase a continuous rotation of Atelier Bowy rugs. Kalkeriet is synonymous with a uniquely progressive and pioneering spirit due to its bold hybrid approach and intimate curated presentation of fine art, collectible and contemporary design. A destination for contemporary making and the crafted object, showcasing a curated collection of fine art, photographs, editions and design from leading and emerging international artists, artists' estates and designers. Serving the global market of collectors, architects, interior designers, private clients and enthusiasts.